Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar is the biggest Jazz Festival in the Baltics held from 1990. In 2014 the Festival celebrates its 25th birthday. Combining interesting and unique program with bold solution Jazzkaar’s team is able to create the best Festival with the smallest budget in the Nordic countries bringing the biggest and most interesting findings of the world’s jazz scene to Tallinn and Estonia. The ten-day Festival has also the biggest number of concerts per year in Estonia with more than 3000 performers from 60 countries.
In addition to the big Jazzkaar MTÜ Jazzkaare Sõprade Ühing also organizes Christmas Jazz, Winter Jazz and Autumn Jazz. Christmas Jazz is a two-week intimate and more serene-sounding festival during the Holidays. Winter Jazz and Autumn Jazz are concert seasons that present local artists, their new projects and intriguing musicians and bands from Europe.
*Winter Jazz: February 1 – March 24 2013
*Jazzkaar 2013: April 19 – 28 2013
*Autumn Jazz: August 20 – November 1 2013
*Christmas Jazz: November 11 – December 12 2013
*Jazzkaar 2014: April 18 – 27 2014
The biggest artists who have visited Jazzkaar are Bobby McFerrin (2011), Angie Stone (2009), Chick Corea (2012, 1994), Dianne Reeves (2010), Jan Garbarek (2012, 2003, 1997), Richard Bona (2011, 2003, 2002), John Scofield (2004), Charles Lloyd (2013, 2005, 1997, 1967), and many others.